A total melt down

My partner is on the board for our church congregation but he has been coming home from the meetings very frustrated lately.  I keep asking him what is going on, however due to confidentiality, he can’t say much, and he also keeps asking for ideas for fundraising and if I am willing to help out with said events.  I am busy with the kids so my time is precious but I told him I would do what I could. It is evident that something is wrong at church because there are a lot of hushed conversations taking place before the service. Also, it is late in the summer season as well, before we know it, fall will be here so fundraising events will need to take place inside the building.  The fall air becomes cool rather suddenly, however with the Heating or Air Conditioning systems, we can host dinners, raffles, as well as other events in our big hall. When I brought these ideas up to my partner he said that there may be an issue with that. He finally informed me that the HVac system in the church was not working now. He said that there was no money in the budget to fix or service, that was part of the reason he had been so stressed. Without heat in the fall as well as winter seasons, there would be no services and there could be significant destruction to the building. I told him that the congregation and I could host some of the events in the school cafeteria and that an Octoberfest just might raise enough currency for the needed repairs.  He was grateful that I was willing to help. I even got the local HVAC business to agree to a discount on the labor cost once the church had the currency.

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